Inside Out/Outside In – Cucumbers

I never knew why cucumbers were so important for the skin and I wasn’t even looking for it when I found the answer. This blog helped me understand and sharing is key in this community so I decided to reblog. Be enlightened!

Generation Green at The Forks

Let’s start with the inside…

Cucumber Juice 

Cucumber juice is beneficial in improving and maintaining healthy skin, nails and hair.

Fresh, organic cucumbers are of course best, but even conventionally grown cucumbers are fine, just remove the waxy skin first.

Cucumber juice is rich in potassium, silica, manganese, sulfur, vitamin A, vitamin C, foliate and chlorophyll.

This alkaline vegetable strengthens connective tissue, helps to dissolve kidney stones, and is especially useful in cleansing sugar from the body.

Cucumber juice has been used to help with acne, arthritis, fluid retention, eczema, high blood pressure, hair loss, and weight loss.

Drinking cucumber juice regularly will help keep your skin and body moisturized.

Fresh Cucumber Juice Recipe

  • 8 Large cucumbers
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1 Piece of fresh root ginger
  • 6-8 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients and serve immediately.

Now for the outside…

Moisturizing Cucumber Mask

This mask will be great as our Winnipeg…

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